Experts

Hoda Dedić
Hoda Dedić holds a master’s degree and doctoral degree from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo. As a fellow of the Austrian Academic Exchange Service, she completed a four-month research programme for her doctoral dissertation at the Law School of the University in Vienna. Her doctoral dissertation titled “Requirements and Perspectives of Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the European Union” represents a comprehensive research of the European integration policy in the context of enlargement of the European Union and, on that basis, of the requirements for the establishment and implementation of the process of integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina into the European Union.
Zlatko Dizdarević
Zlatko Dizdarević is a journalist, diplomat and publicist. He was the editor-in-chief and the Middle East correspondent in a daily newspaper “Oslobođenje”. He also worked as the editor-in-chief of weekly magazines “Svijet” and “Nedjelja”. His works were published in a large number of esteemed newspapers and magazines in Europe and the US. He is the author of seven books translated in ten languages. He was awarded prestigious awards for journalism, writing and human rights in France, Italy, Austria and Columbia. Dizdarević served as the ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Croatia, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. He is known as a chronicler and analyst of events in the world, particularly in the Middle East.
Samira Nuhanović-Ribić
Samira Nuhanović-Ribić is currently a doctoral candidate at the School of Social Sciences, University of Trento (Italy) and European Research Center for Cooperatives and Social Enterprises (EURICSE, Italy). Her doctoral dissertation focuses on a concept of a cooperative and cooperative as an economic organisation, examining the potential contribution of this model of organisation in rural development of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She completed undergraduate studies in international relations at the Department of Political Sciences of the International Islamic University Malaysia and holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Cambridge, UK. Samira believes that integrating the concept of solidarity into the BiH development policies and strengthening the idea of economic democracy are the key facilitators for a more humane and prosperous future of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Marko Radovanović
Marko Radovanović holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Queen Mary University of London, with the focus on political economy of development and contradiction of Chinese growth. Following completion of master studies, he worked in a group for international affairs in the Amnesty International in Prague, analysing economic and social dimensions of violations of human rights. He currently works in the Department for Economic Diplomacy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Damir Šaljić
Damir Šaljić holds a master’s degree and has years-long experience in real and non-governmental sector. He is a doctoral candidate at the School of Economics and Business of the University of Sarajevo. He is fluent in German and English. His areas of academic and professional focus are macroeconomics, finances and communication.
Hana Semanić
Hana Semanić completed master studies in 2010 at the Central European University in Budapest, Department of International Relations and European Studies. In her master thesis titled “The Role of Local Ownership in Defence and Police Reforms: The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina”, she examined reforms in the security sector and analysed different forms and models of local ownership in defence and police reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since then, she has worked at the Center for the EU Enlargement Studies at the Central European University. Her work focuses on relations between the Western Balkans and the European Union.
Jasmina Pašalić
Jasmina Pašalić graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo where she studied English language and literature. After working as a teacher in the First Gymnasium in Sarajevo, she began her career in diplomacy. In addition to a number of responsible positions she held in the BiH Republic Secretariat for Foreign Relations and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, she also served as a Minister Advisor in the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Paris and Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In addition to her professional career, she participated in numerous community projects and activities (Municipality Center Sarajevo and City of Sarajevo) and held noteworthy positions in the Red Cross of Yugoslavia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is fluent in English and French and has conversational fluency in Italian.
Emina Ćerimović
Emina Ćerimović, a human rights lawyer, is currently a Fellow with Human Rights Watch, New York. Emina holds a law degree from the University of Sarajevo and a LLM degree in Human Rights with a Specialization in EU Law from the Central European University in Budapest. She previously completed the Think Tank Development Fellowship by the Open Society Institute and the Policy Development Fellowship by the Open Society Fund. Emina worked on the prosecution of war crimes with the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), monitored war crimes proceedings with the OSCE Missionto BiH, conducted a policy research on the implementation of the international treaty on the rights of persons with disabilities, and as a junior researcher with Analitika she conducted research on data collection on discrimination and protection of private and public interest in criminal proceedings in BiH. At HRW, Emina works on issues related to disability rights, discrimination, and migration, focussing on the Western Balkans, as well as on advocacy initiatives with the UN team. She also speaks Swedish and English.
Samra Šuškić-Bašić
Samra Šuškić-Bašić has over ten years of professional experience in working with government institutions and civil society organizations in BiH in capacity development, in particular in regards to preparation for demands stemming from EU integration process. She has worked on complex reform initiatives that have also required business process change and organizational change management, policy analysis, strategic planning and programming. Samra has worked on projects demanding developing systemic arrangements for stakeholder relationships between different government organizations and civil society organizations for the purpose of monitoring and implementing strategic documents of vital importance in the EU integration process. She has worked for key donor agencies in the country including DFID, the British Foreign Commonwealth Office, the US Treasury Department Office for Technical Assistance, the OSCE Mission in BiH, UNDP. GiZ, USAID, CIDA and SIDA. Samra is a trainer for the Civil Service Agency of BiH for the areas of strategic planning and policy-making and is also a regional trainer in selected topics relating to Public Expenditure Management for the Centre for Excellence in Finance in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Edited and translated OECD and other publications in the area of public financial management. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Maryland USA, and is in the final stages of completing a Master’s of Science degree in Public Policy and Management Program with the University of London. Samra has also conducted independent research conducted in areas of EU integration monitoring, governance arrangements and public financial management.
Nina Karađinović
Nina Karađinović has over 10 years of experience working as a consultant in the field of rule of law, with particular focus on criminal justice and security. She cooperated with key institutions in BiH in the area of policy development, strategic planning, harmonisation of legal framework with the EU standards, monitoring of policy implementation, programmes and measures in the field of justice and security based on established operational and statistical indicators. In that context, she worked as a consultant for the High Judiciary and Prosecutorial Council, BiH Ministry of Justice and entity ministries of justice, BiH Ministry of Security, entity ministries of interior and law enforcement agencies. Her international clients include UK FCO, European Commission, UNICEF, UN WOMEN, CIDA, Sida, World Bank, OSCE, SDC and other international and bilateral donors. Nina holds master’s degree in European Studies (University of Sarajevo, in cooperation with the University of Bologna) and is currently a student at the master’s programme in criminology and criminal justice at the University of Leicester, UK. In addition to her academic and professional interest in the field of criminology and criminal justice, Nina has extensive experience in development of policies and advocacy in the field of gender equality. In that context, she particularly cooperated with the BiH Agency for Gender Equality, RS and FBiH Gender Centers and non-governmental organisations involved in promotion and protection of women’s human rights
Zoran Perković
Zoran Perković, Graduated Law in 1983 in Mostar. His further education included Agency for State Administration of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2007, European Academy in Trier, Germany in 2006 and State Department of USA in 2000 specializing in the fields of, Management in state administration, Migration politics in EU, experience and practice and Diplomacy. He is currently employed as Assistant minister for international legal and consular affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Has vast experience working with state and entity institutions in BiH, Diplomatic Missions of BiH and International organizations. Speaks English language.